She had worked at Firestone in Noblesville, where she met her husband, Jackie L. Baker. She also had worked at Brook’s Foods in Mt. Summit and the Port Hole Restaurant. Pansy chose her career as a stay-at-home to raise her two daughters. She was a kind and loving mother and wife who was a patient caregiver for her husband for several years until he passed. She used to enjoy early morning walks with her neighbor, Eula. She loved reading and word search puzzles. An avid gardener, and known for her green thumb, she had a vegetable garden and loved to can for the winter months. She grew the best tomatoes and her flowers could have been prize winning. She loved to travel, and was fortunate to visit Germany with her daughter Jackie, and Canada with her daughter Linda and family, among many other places. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in New Castle . Her greatest accomplishments were her daughters and the fact that later in life she received her G.E.D. For the past ten years, her best friend was her dog, Ike.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her three daughters, Jacqueline D. Baker of Indianapolis , Linda A. Sexton of New Castle, and Deborah (Bub) Barton of Muncie; a son, Steve (Brenda) Baker of New Castle; eight grandchildren, Kiel Sexton, Clay Sexton, Lauren Sexton, and Bridget Sexton, Sherry Hurt, Stephanie Gauker, Risa Bowers and Chris Baker; nine great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jackie L. Baker, and her sister, Frances E. Neal.
Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. noon on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle. Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at the funeral home. Burial will follow in South Mound Cemetery, West Lawn Addition. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions assisting children and elder care, may be given to the Pansy Baker Fund c/o Henry County Community Foundation, S. Memorial Dr. , New Castle , IN 47362 . You may share a memory or condolence of Pansy at www.hinsey-brown.com.
Courtesy of The Courier Times.